Dallas Real Estate Icon Ebby Halliday Dies at 104

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DALLAS -- Dallas real estate mogul Ebby Halliday didn't just build one fo the country's top real estate companies. For 104 years, she brought smiles to those she met -- even if it meant bringing out her ukulele.

On Tuesday evening, Ebby died at home in her sleep.

In 1938 when Ebby first moved to Dallas, she worked at the W.A. Green Store selling hats. And boy was she good at it! So good, in fact, that a local businessman asked her to sell 50 cinder block homes. Once the sold signs went up, Ebby went from selling hats to selling houses in DFW.

In 1945, she founded Ebby Halliday Realtors. The 70-year-old company now employees 1,700 people and is the largest privately-owned real estate company in the U.S.

Ebby stuck the sold sign in hearts of Dallasites with her philanthropic spirit and "Can Do" attitude.

Hey, the Dallas skyline even lit up in her honor as she celebrated her 100th birthday.

Those closest to Ebby, like Mary Frances Burleson, President and CEO of Ebby Halliday, shared this statement on Facebook," Ebby had a very simple saying that she lived by -- Do something for someone everyday."